HI, When measuring steel they use 22 gauge or 25 gauge. What does this mean? If it is the thickness of steel, how thick is 25 gauge? Thanks cj :)
by Robert Fogt on 08/31/04 at 22:30:31
Guage is a measure of the thickness of metal. In the very distant past, it used to be how many sheets it took to fill up a certain distance. If it took 24 sheets it was 24 guage, if it took 3 sheets it was 3 guage.
That is why the larger the guage the thinner the metal, because it took more sheets to fill up a certain distance. But today this is no longer true, as guage is standardized and just read from a chart.
There is a sheet metal guage conversion page up here: [url]http://www.onlineconversion.com/gauge_sheet_metal.htm[/url]
by Robert Fogt on 08/31/04 at 22:35:45
Darn my spelling errors. It is spelled Gauge, not guage as I spelled it.